Module Identifier GE19930  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Gregory M Moore  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Miss Melanie M Wagner  
Pre-Requisite A-level or equivalent in the language  
Mutually Exclusive GE10740, GE11420, GE11520 - incompatible  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   77 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam Oral examination One X 20 min oral examination20%
Semester Exam3 Hours Written examination  30%
Semester Assessment Attendance and performance Attendance, active contribution and performance in small groups10%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment - Listening Comprehension20%
Semester Assessment Regular work assignments  20%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours 1 x 3 hour paper (unless only the oral component is failed in which case supplementary exam will be an oral)100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

- identify an increase in their own skills in independent language study since A level
- demonstrate the improvement in their linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- display proficiency in German grammar and syntax at the appropriate level
- translate selected passages from and into German
- identify different registers of written German
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written and oral German at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in German
- use a relatively extensive German vocabulary
- give their own insights into key aspects of German society
- participate in debate at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- respond with clear understanding of spoken German
- demonstrate familiarity and confidence in the spoken application of German grammar

Brief description

This is a thin module with 3 hours per week and one hour per fortnight extending over Semesters 1 and 2. Students will do a range of listening/writing/oral exercises. All classes will be devoted to the integrated study of the German language in its cultural context. Exercises will be set regularly. Marks for these - and for occasional tests in class, including tests in listening comprehension - will constitute the C/A mark for the course

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Revised by Martin Durrell German Grammar and Usage Hammer. Edward Arnold
German Dictionary Collins/Oxford, Duden
** Should Be Purchased
em:Hauptkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache fur die Mittelstufe(Kursbuch) Max Hueber Verlag
em:Hauptkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache fur die Mittelstufe(Arbeitsbuch) Max Hueber Verlag
** Recommended Consultation
Zorach English Grammar for Students of German Arnold


This module is at CQFW Level 4